Patents by Inventor Paul Krzyzanowski

Paul Krzyzanowski has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20100156665
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a system and method of providing flexible real-time two-way energy control and monitoring between utility providers and consumers. Consumer friendly nodes permit communication of targeted information and control, while permitting the utility provider to remotely communicate and control in a real-time environment. Data collection of and accessibility by a community of utility consumers provides social feedback through comparative usage statistics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Inventors: Paul KRZYZANOWSKI, David BARCLAY
  • Publication number: 20100159898
    Abstract: Telephony and digital media services may be provided to a plurality of locations, such as to a plurality of homes and offices, though the deployment of telephony and digital media services devices to the locations, wherein each device is configured to function as a voice, data and media information center. A services platform in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention enables entities to deploy, manage optimize and monitor a network of such devices in a turnkey fashion. In accordance with one embodiment of the present invention, the services platform is implemented on one or more computers and includes at least a device monitoring subsystem, a device management subsystem and a user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: OPENPEAK, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Glenn Harter, Michael Kelly, David Killian
  • Publication number: 20100157990
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for providing telephony and digital media services to a location, such as a home or office, is described herein. In one embodiment, the system includes a telephony and digital media services device that is configured to function as an all-in-one voice, data and media information center. The device provides telephony functionality both directly and through associated handsets. The device pairs a user-friendly touch-screen interface with a high-performance hardware/software architecture capable of delivering advanced media applications and graphics combined with landline quality telephony service all in one integrated system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 24, 2010
    Applicant: OPENPEAK, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Michael Kelly
  • Patent number: 7668990
    Abstract: Activity-based or experienced-based operations are created and defined during an initialization or setup session for one or more system component, with minimum or no user interaction. The system components include legacy and/or non-legacy devices, which are configured and managed within a controlled environment, such as a home or business peer-to-peer or client-server network. During an initialization or setup session, relevant device information and device metadata are collected via a conventional or discovery protocol interface. For a legacy device that is not automatically discoverable, a user adds the legacy device to the controlled environment by inputting the device information. The device information can also be automatically collected from an accessible database. Once the device information has been collected, the system components are configured to support one or more activity-based or experienced-based operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Justin Flores, Glenn Harter
  • Publication number: 20100031295
    Abstract: A control server, or similar central processor, manages the distribution of data (including audio and video), voice, and control signals among a plurality of devices connected via a wired and/or wireless communications network. The devices include audio/visual devices (such as, televisions, monitors, PDAs, notepads, notebooks, MP3, portable stereo, etc.) as well as household appliances (such as, lighting, ovens, alarm clocks, etc.). The control server supports video/audio serving, telephony, messaging, file sharing, internetworking, and security. A portable controller allows a user to access and control the network devices from any location within a controlled residential and/or non-residential environment, including its surrounding areas. The controllers are enhanced to support location-awareness and user-awareness functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Wayzen Lin, Michael Pitts, Justin Flores
  • Patent number: 7579961
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for controlling consumer electronic (CE) devices are provided. A remote control unit controls one or more CE devices by obtaining control information necessary to control each CE device from a Consumer Electronic Device Control Database (CEDB). A CEDB provides control information, such as command codes and metadata, for various CE devices as well as providing a mapping between CE device types, CE brands, and particular CE devices. A remote control unit accesses the records provided by a CEDB to provide automatic and programistic control of CE devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Keith Nelson, Glenn Harter, Jonathan Alaimo
  • Patent number: 7545364
    Abstract: A system and method are used to provide a user control interface for controlling multiple device functionality. The system comprises a support structure, control regions, depressible interaction devices, and a controller. The control regions are formed on the support structure. Each of the control regions comprises light emitting areas. The depressible interaction devices cover respective ones of the control regions. The controller is coupled to the control regions and controls which of the emitting areas is output from respective ones of the interaction devices based on one or more modes of operation of the user control interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Justin Flores
  • Publication number: 20090116475
    Abstract: A means for reliable inter-processor communication in a multi-processor system is described. In accordance with one aspect, a specially-configured serial bus is used as a general-purpose data link between a first processor and a second processor. The serial bus may be an Inter-IC Sound (I2S) bus. In accordance with another aspect, a network interface residing on a second processor is made available to a first processor via a data link established over an I2S bus. This allows the second processor to be used as a proxy and to support remote configuration and network address traversal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: May 7, 2009
    Applicant: OPENPEAK, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Mark Grosberg, Eoin Hyden
  • Publication number: 20090103691
    Abstract: An integrated VoIP phone that seamlessly integrates POTS phones and IP phones is provided. In an embodiment, the integrated VoIP phone includes a Session Initiation Protocol (“SIP”) registrar, a SIP session border control (“SBC”), a SIP proxy, a SIP feature server, a SIP-PSTN gateway, a user interface and VoIP telephony functionality found in traditional VoIP phones. In an embodiment, the integrated VoIP phone includes one or more analog telephone adaptors. Other VoIP entities, such as FXS adaptors, register themselves with the integrated VoIP phone through the SIP SBC. These other entities appear as extensions on the integrated VoIP phone and the outside network will only directly communicated with the integrated VoIP phone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2007
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Inventors: Ronald HUME, Paul KRZYZANOWSKI
  • Publication number: 20090094450
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention allows the firmware of one processor in a multi-processor system to be updated even if that processor is unstable due to a corruption of system software. For example, in a system that includes a primary processor and one or more secondary processors, an embodiment of the present invention allows the firmware of a secondary processor to be updated even if that processor is unstable due to a corruption of system software. An embodiment of the present invention also enables a network-based firmware update of a processor or microcontroller in a system, such as a consumer electronics device, wherein the processor or microcontroller requires such updates to occur via a serial port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Applicant: OPENPEAK, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Mark Grosberg, Steven Rodney, Wayzen Lin
  • Publication number: 20080313548
    Abstract: The present invention provides apparatus, systems and methods for activity-based control of multiple consumer electronic devices independent of a state of the consumer electronic devices. In an embodiment a remote control apparatus for controlling consumer electronic devices includes a user interface, a consumer electronic device interface, a transition-based controller and control logic. The transition-based controller generates transition commands to control multiple consumer electronic devices independent of keeping track of state information. A transition command includes a pre-defined sequence of consumer electronic device commands that can be transmitted to transition the consumer electronic devices from one user experience to another. A method for activity-based control of multiple consumer electronic devices independent of a state of the consumer electronic devices is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventor: Paul Krzyzanowski
  • Publication number: 20080221715
    Abstract: A control server, or similar central processor, manages the distribution of data (including audio and video), voice, and control signals among a plurality of devices connected via a wired and/or wireless communications network. The devices include audio/visual devices (such as, televisions, monitors, PDAs, notepads, notebooks, MP3, portable stereo, etc.) as well as household appliances (such as, lighting, ovens, alarm clocks, etc.). The control server supports video/audio serving, telephony, messaging, file sharing, internetworking, and security. A portable controller allows a user to access and control the network devices from any location within a controlled residential and/or non-residential environment, including its surrounding areas. The controllers are enhanced to support location-awareness and user-awareness functionality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Applicant: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Wayzen Lin, Michael Pitts, Justin Flores
  • Publication number: 20080147803
    Abstract: Systems and methods for instant messaging remote control are disclosed. An instant messaging remote control includes an audio/visual remote control, an instant messaging user interface, an instant messaging navigator, a keypad and an integrated messaging/remote control application module. The instant messaging user interface enables a user to view instant messaging status and control instant messaging functions. The instant messaging navigator enables a user to switch between instant messaging sessions. The integrated messaging/remote control application module enables a set of application that integrate the operation of instant messaging and remote control of audio/visual devices, such as televisions, computers, radios and other devices. Additionally, the integrated messaging/remote control application module includes features that enable seamless transitions between an instant messaging remote control and a personal computer for carrying on one or more instant messaging sessions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2006
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Justin Flores
  • Publication number: 20070152965
    Abstract: A system and method are used to provide a user control interface for controlling multiple device functionality. The system comprises a support structure, control regions, depressible interaction devices, and a controller. The control regions are formed on the support structure. Each of the control regions comprises one or more light emitting panels. The depressible interaction devices cover respective ones of the control regions. The controller is coupled to the control regions and controls which portion of the one or more light emitting panels is output from respective ones of the interaction devices based on one or more modes of operation of the user control interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Publication date: July 5, 2007
    Applicant: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Justin Flores
  • Publication number: 20070102203
    Abstract: A system and method are used to provide a user control interface for controlling multiple device functionality. The system comprises a support structure, control regions, depressible interaction devices, and a controller. The control regions are formed on the support structure. Each of the control regions comprises light emitting areas. The depressible interaction devices cover respective ones of the control regions. The controller is coupled to the control regions and controls which of the emitting areas is output from respective ones of the interaction devices based on one or more modes of operation of the user control interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2006
    Publication date: May 10, 2007
    Applicant: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Justin Flores
  • Patent number: 7184848
    Abstract: A control server, or similar central processor, manages the distribution of data (including audio and video), voice, and control signals among a plurality of devices connected via a wired and/or wireless communications network. The devices include audio/visual devices (such as, televisions, monitors, PDAs, notepads, notebooks, MP3, portable stereo, etc.) as well as household appliances (such as, lighting, ovens, alarm clocks, etc.). The control server supports video/audio serving, telephony, messaging, file sharing, internetworking, and security. A portable controller allows a user to access and control the network devices from any location within a controlled residential and/or non-residential environment, including its surrounding areas. The controllers are enhanced to support location-awareness and user-awareness functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Wayzen Lin, Michael Pitts
  • Patent number: D543196
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: OpenPeak, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Justin Flores
  • Patent number: D552599
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2007
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Justin Flores
  • Patent number: D559231
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2008
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Krzyzanowski, Justin Flores
  • Patent number: D587689
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2009
    Assignee: OpenPeak Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Hwang, Paul Krzyzanowski